Category: Biblical Truth

New Lessons from Esther

I’ve been teaching Esther in our young ladies’ Bible class. My favorite thing about teaching, whether Bible class, VBS, or homeschool, is how much I learn in the process. The past few weeks have been no exception. If you aren’t familiar with this short book of the Bible, it...

Hide and Seek

  Finding something usually first requires looking for it. Occasionally, in my life as a stay-at-home mom, I find things without actively searching for them; they just “happen” to be in my path. Other times, I find something for my children (or husband) within seconds of looking (or by...

Lessons in the Unseen Realm

Wednesday night, I watched the powers of good and evil wrestle over souls overtaken by the devil’s schemes. Two different battles enraged, each seeming to give over to the forces of darkness. Then, a single lantern illuminated Truth. Where did I witness such an epic scene? In the ballet “Unseen” on a...

Take up your Sword

Too much of “religion” these days focuses on how a person “feels” and on the “worship experience” rather than Teaching the Truth. If the people in attendance experience entertainment, give generously, serve wholeheartedly, even love unconditionally, but leave the assembly with a dull sword and tattered armor, is that...

Always Keep it Simple

Occam’s Razor originally written in Latin is translated “entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily”. This has often been simplified to “the simplest solution is usually the correct one.” A later quote by Einstein enforces the original intent, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” When...

What Will my Future Be?

After looking back last week and remembering the past, this week we look forward. Imagining the distant future has always been a challenge for me. I cannot picture or even fathom what life might be like in a year or two or ten. Even though I cannot visualize how...

No Shame in the Light

I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Psalm 34:4-5 NLT I discovered this verse earlier this year. Since then, it...

A Silent Call for Help: Lessons from the book of Esther

Sometimes, the “One Word” Challenge fits so serendipitously with my week or thoughts. I will get back to that. Last week, I listened to several books of the Bible on our way across Texas, in efforts to catch up on our Family Daily Bible Reading Calendar. One of the...

Walls in My Heart: Lessons from Nehemiah

Nehemiah and Ezra worked on the Temple and city wall together. Their stories overlap yet present different some different information and points of view (like the four gospel accounts). In the past, I paid little attention to the return of the captives, skimming over the story in a rush...

Immeasurable Abundance

When I visited my grandparents, my Grandfather led the Wednesday night devotional talk. He focused on Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21. When I think of this verse, I sing it, because it is also an Acappella song. (Regular readers should not be surprised). My grandfather talked about praying this...